Sweetwater man killed in single-vehicle wreck

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a Sweetwater man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Sunday morning at about 3 a.m. on I-75 near mile marker 75.

39-year-old Gregory Collette was traveling southbound in his 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe when he veered toward the left side of the roadway and into the median. He struck a guardrail, causing the vehicle to flip on its side. It slid on its side into a bridge embankment where it came to a rest.

The reporting officer indicated he thought drinking may have been involved.

Gregory was wearing a seatbelt.

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